AHH Stray News: Sean Price, Steve Cropper, KKBT The Beat, Slim Thug

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member Sean Price is preparing to release his long-awaited sophomore album, Jesus

Price Supastar via Duckdown Records on January 30. The album features production

from 9th Wonder, who contributed five tracks, while Justus League's Khrysis produced

three songs. Other producers include PF Cuttin, Ill Mind, MoSS and Tommy Tee.

The album also features Boot Camp Clik members Buckshot, Steele and Rock and appearances

by Little Brother's Phonte, Rustee Juxx, Sadat X, Chaundon and others. Later this

year, Price will hit the road with Jedi Mind Tricks to support Jesus Price

Supastar, as well as release a long awaited album with Rock as Heltah Skeltah.

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guitarist/songwriter Stephen "Steve" Cropper has filed a lawsuit against

Universal Music Publishing Group, claiming the company has cheated him out of

millions in unpaid royalties. Cropper, a legendary guitarist who helped define

the sound of Memphis via Stax Records, claims that UMG illegally took 25% of his

royalties and then paid him based off 75% of his earnings. Cropper, a founding

member of Booker T. & The M.G.s, has written songs for such legendary artists

as Otis Redding, Wilson Pickett, Eddie Floyd and others. His works have been sampled

by rappers like Jay-Z, Wu-Tang Clan, De La Soul, Big Daddy Kane and numerous others.

Cropper seeks an undisclosed amount for fraud, breach of contract and misrepresentation.


Angeles recently lost popular Hip-Hop station KKBT 100.3 The Beat, as the station

re-launched on Dec. 29 with the new call letters, KRBV V100. According to industry

trade Radio

and Records, the new urban contemporary station will drop the station's

previous, familiar moniker "The Beat." The new on-air lineup has been

confirmed, with Cliff Winston replacing "The Tom Joyner Morning Show."

Shirley Hayes airs in the mid-day, followed by popular syndicated talk-show host

Michael Baisden. Others on the station include John Monds and Myke Julius. "Radio

One is the urban radio specialist, and we are very committed to providing Los

Angeles with a station dedicated to serving the community," said Cathy Hughes,

Radio One Founder/Chairperson. "I am very excited about the launch of V100

because we have enlisted the best talent in Barry Mayo, consultant and creator

of the urban adult contemporary format, and Steve Candullo, who has an impressive

track record of turning around underperforming media assets, to help launch this

new product. This is a very exciting time for Radio One/Los Angeles."


Thug will drop a new album titled Serve & Collect via his Boss Hogg

Outlawz record label, which is distributed by Koch Records. Serve & Collect

features Slim Thug on 12 new songs and features guest appearances by Killa Kyleon,

PJ Tha Rap Hustla, Sir Daily, Chris Ward and others. The album release comes on

the heels of a banner year for 2006. According to a report in the Associated

Press, 80% of Koch's sales come from their Hip-Hop division, which raked in

over $40 million in sales last year. The track listing for Serve & Collect

is below:1.

"Recognize A Playa" feat. PJ, Chris Ward, Slim Thug, Sir Daily2.

"Back 2 Front" feat. Killa Kyleon, Slim Thug, Sir Daily3. "Boss

Hoggin" - Slim Thug4. "Cheatin" - Rob Smallz feat. Slim Thug5.

"Side To Side" - Killa Kyleon, Slim Thug, Sir Daily6. "Pockets

Full of Paper" - PJ feat. Slim Thug7. "Give It Up" - Slim Thug,

PJ, Chris Ward8. "I'm A G" - Slim Thug, PJ, Young Black, Chris Ward9.

"Heat On My Side" - Killa Kyleon, J Dawg, PJ10. "Straight Outta

Texas" - Sir Daily, PJ, J Dawg11. "For The G's" - Chris Ward,

Black, PJ, Slim Thug12. "Keep It Real" - Chris Ward13. "I'm

A Hogg" - Slim Thug, Sir Daily, PJ, Chris Ward14. "Ridin 4's"

- J Dawg feat. Slim Thug15. "Wood Wheel" - Sir Daily16. "Got

To Get It" - Slim Thug, PJ, B Chris, Young Black, Chris Ward